Anti-Aging Wrinkle Reducers That Really Work
Wondering which wrinkle reducers actually give you a reliable anti aging boost before your wedding? We rounded up some of the best topical anti aging fillers, plumpers, night creams, and peptide-filled products that promise you give you the appearance of traveling back in time.We also broke down exactly how each of these wrinkle reducers works on your skin so you'll be sure to know which is right for your skin type and lines.
Put on the Red Light, Roxanne
If you haven't heard of red light therapy for facial skin yet, take a seat, because this is deep (deep into your pores with goodness, that is). Fractional red light therapy and deep thermal heating are said to stimulate collagen production to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and provide a clearer, more radiant complexion. Not bad, right? You'll want to start using red light wrinkle reducers several weeks before your wedding for optimal results.
Silk'n FaceFX, $149, ulta.com.
Snail Venom Serum, Seriously
You sort of wish we were kidding right now, don't you? We're not, because snail-enhanced beauty is having a pretty major moment in the fight against signs of aging, thanks to its ability to soften fine lines, wrinkles, and creases (especially the pesky neck ones). Lancer Countour Decollete also has an acid-free exfoliating blend to gently slough off dead skin cells that can sneak into creases, pores, and fine lines.
Lancer Contour Décolleté, $185, lancerskincare.com.
Preventative Measures For the Win
While you're busy using all the best anti-aging topical fillers before your makeup, you'll want to also consider using a night cream that gives skin what it really needs to both hydrate and restore while you sleep. This regenerating cream helps restructure collagen so skin looks plumper and more radiant upon waking and reduces signs of skin stress like sun damage. While it won't make existing wrinkles totally disappear, it will help conceal the appearance of lines and prevent new, severe creases thanks to antioxidant wrinkle reducers.
ixxi Overnight Regenerating Cream Sublixime, $41.45, ixxi-cosmetics.co.uk.
Fill While You Sleep
Few things on this planet are as wonderful as getting beauty work accomplished while you sleep, and that's exactly what Rodan + Fields patches do. Simply pop the patches on, head to bed, and let the hyaluronic acid seep into your trouble zones while you dream of just how perfect your wedding will be. These anti-aging patches are ideal for around the eyes, smile lines, and other often-creased facial areas, and are perfect for the night before your wedding.
Rodan + Fields Redefine Acute Care Skincare for Expression Lines, $220, tammymark.myrandf.com.
Choose Your Serum Smartly
There are a lot of potent serums out there, but not all are designed to actively fight the appearance of lines. Skin Authority developed wrinkle reducers of their own, patented them, and made nifty little bottles for brides with aging skin everywhere. How perfect? We've heard the results can be seen pretty fast, so even if you don't start using it til a few days before your wedding (but you should test it out weeks before that), you should be able to see a difference in the appearance of your fine lines. A 75-day clinical observation study of 20 patients between 25 and 72 years old found 85 percent reporting improved skin texture/smoothness.
Skin Authority Wrinkle Reversing Serum, $139, skinauthority.com.
Add Diamonds to Your Eyes
There's real photoluminescent diamond powder in this tube of Golden Door Silk & Diamond Eye Cream, and while it sounds over the top, it's not, because reflective particles actually do wonders to hide the appearance of lines, wrinkles, and dark circles. Silk peptides soften and smooth the skin, while plant-derived extracts infuse cells with antioxidants to help prevent future damage.
Golden Door Silk & Diamond Eye Cream, $88, goldendoor.com.
Try a Targeted Treatment
You don't have to go wild smearing on wrinkle reducers all day and night if you don't have time, because Paula's Choice wrinkle line minimizer is a target product that goes directly onto your trouble zones (think forehead creases and crow's feet) before you load up on moisturizers, sunscreens, or other products. It's a lightweight filling serum that is suitable for all skin types and helps firm, tighten, and smooth the areas it is applied to.
Paula's Choice Resist Skin Firming Line Minimizer, $50, paulaschoice.com.
Honey Can Fill, Too
While Manuka Honey may not be the first ingredient that comes to mind when thinking of how to disguise lines, Manuka Doctor's API Refine Targeted Wrinkle Filler goes to work in 30 minutes diminishing wrinkles, supporting collagen and elastin, and giving a visibly tighter look. Use this one after you wash your face, but at least several minutes before layering on other creams, makeup, etc.
Manuka Doctor's API Refine Targeted Wrinkle Filler, $29.95, manukadoctor.com.
Caffeine for Wrinkles? It works.
A cup of coffee might just be the best thing for your tired, wedding-obsessed insides, but it's also pretty effective as a last-minute wrinkle-filler when concentrated. Kaffe Cosmetics Anti-Wrinkle Filler uses Hawaiian Kona coffee extracts to plump and actively fill even deep lines for hours at a time. This one is perfect for the hours before your big day or night--just be sure to layer it on before your other skincare and makeup and it'll last till you're ready to wash your face (possibly even the next morning).
Kaffé Cosmetics Anti-Wrinkle Filler, $299, kaffecosmetics.com.